33 library systems surpass one million checkouts in 2015

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Yesterday we shared the record breaking stats from 2015 as libraries across the world saw circulation increases from their digital collections. Today we’re excited to announce that another record was broke in 2015 as 33 separate library systems across North America circulated over one million digital titles through their OverDrive websites. Of the library systems… Read more »

How public libraries are evolving to meet patrons’ needs in the digital age

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Public libraries have always played a vital role in the communities they serve. The changing needs and demands of  patrons have led to a physical evolution of libraries, including an increase in group work spaces, expanded computer and internet access and dedicated kids and teens hangout areas. Concurrent with this physical transformation  has been a… Read more »

Get insight into student engagement with the new Unique User Activity report

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OverDrive school partners now have access to an even more powerful tool to track usage of their digital content, a crucial component to maximizing student engagement. The upgraded Unique User Activity report went live in OverDrive Marketplace in June and allows schools to view the number of checkouts per student. If your Marketplace account is enabled to… Read more »

eBook and Audiobook checkouts hit single day record

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While the nation’s librarians gathered in San Francisco for the 2015 annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA), library users around the world helped contribute to a record setting day in digital reading. Monday, June 29, 2015 saw a new single-day milestone of 500,535 digital titles borrowed across all OverDrive digital collections and readers also placed… Read more »

OverDrive response to Pilot Study on Remote e-Lending in UK

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The year-long pilot study on Remote e-Lending in the UK is complete, and the official statement on the main findings is out.  The good news is that the study confirmed the demand for eBook lending, and more significantly, that there was no negative impact on publishers’, authors’ and booksellers’ businesses.  OverDrive has drawn similar conclusions… Read more »

Streamline purchasing: Updates to carts for expiring Metered Access titles

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Managing your Metered Access content and keeping up with user demand can be a challenge. We’re committed to simplifying this process, and saving you time and effort on repurchasing expiring Metered Access titles. Earlier this year, we introduced features to assist selectors with shopping and reporting for Metered Access content. To build on that, we’ve… Read more »

Back by popular demand: Marketplace Reports Training

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OverDrive’s Training Team is excited to reintroduce OverDrive Marketplace Reports training now available from the Learning Center. The new “Reports” training menu will expand to reveal four modules covering all of the reports within Marketplace: The Collection Usage module answers common questions about your digital collection, offers practical advice, along with tips and tricks for… Read more »

Can you hear me now? Audiobook checkouts hit the roof in 2013

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Audiobooks are on fire! In the past year, OverDrive mp3 audiobook checkouts have gone through the roof, growing 127% from November 2012 through October 2013. Total checkouts exceeded 13 million just in 11 ½ months. Last month saw more than 1.4 million checkouts, and this month is on pace to double last year’s November checkouts…. Read more »

OverDrive Announces Library eBook Leaders

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Last year, readers browsing OverDrive-hosted library websites generated 2.7 billion page views and checked out more than 70 million eBooks and audiobooks. Today, OverDrive announced Library eBook Leaders for 2012, recognizing the libraries achieving the greatest growth and exposure for their eBook and audiobook catalogs.   Public libraries lending the most eBooks and other digital… Read more »